Session P1: ITM/PTTI Plenary Session


Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

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Welcome, 9:00a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

KEYNOTE: Traffic Jams, Autonomy, and Lagrangian Control, 9:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

This talk explores the opportunities offered by the gradual integration of automated vehicles into the existing traffic system, and in particular the use of Lagrangian control of traffic flow at local scale (vehicular level).

Prof. Alexandre Bayen, Director of the Institute for Transportation Studies, University of California Berkeley
Dr. Alexandre Bayen conducts research in modelling and control of distributed parameters systems, with applications to transportation systems (air traffic control, highway systems), and distribution systems (water distribution networks). His research involves control of systems modelled by partial differential equations, combinatorial optimization, viability theory, and optimal control. 

PRESENTATION: Introduction to the Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA), An NSF Partnership, 10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Addressing how can the PNT community help identify, and develop, bold and transformative new engineering research directions and to catalyze the engineering community's pursuit of innovative, high-impact research that benefits society.

Dr. Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska, Principal Investigator – NSF Engineering Research Visioning Alliance (ERVA)
Dr. Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska is a Lowber B. Strange Endowed Chair, University Distinguished Professor and Vice President for Knowledge Enterprise, The Ohio State University. She is an ION past president; ION, RIN and IAG Fellow, member of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and currently serves on the National PNT Advisory Board.


Break, 10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

KEYNOTE: The Future of Industrial Atomic Clocks, 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Over the past several decades, laboratory atomic clocks have been improving far faster than their industrial counterparts. We discuss the expected improvements in industrial clock products in the near future.

Dr. David R. Scherer, The MITRE Corporation 
Dr. David R. Scherer leads the timing and complementary PNT activities at The MITRE Corporation, spanning applications of atomic clocks to quantum sensors. He holds a Ph.D. in Optical Sciences from the University of Arizona.


EXHIBITOR PRESENTATIONS, 11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Moderated and Organized by: Francine Vannicola, Naval Research Laboratory 

Exhibitors shall have 3-minutes each to decribe new commerical applications available for viewing in their exhibit booth.

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.: Attendee Lunch Buffet Served